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Newsletter 8th October 2017

The Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Bernadette

323 Main Street Larbert FK5 4EU

Tel: 01324 553250   



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Parish Priest: Rev John McInnes BD

The St Vincent De Paul Society emergency contact number is 07572920777

Our Lady of Lourdes and St Bernadette’s is a parish of the

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh, a charity registered in Scotland  number SC008540



Saturday 7th  Mem: Our Lady of the Rosary
9.30am [John Holton]
Confessions 10-10.15am & 6-6.15pm
6.30pm Vigil Mass [John Sludden]
Sunday 8th : 27th  in OT   
10.30am [Parish]
Tuesday 10th  
7.30pm Mass  [John Holton ]
Wednesday 11th  
9.30am  [John Holton ]
Thursday 12th   
9.30am [John Holton]
Friday 13th  
9.30am [ John Holton ]
Saturday 14th  
9.30am [Fr Henry’s Intention ]  
Confessions 10-10.15am + 6-6.15pm. 
6.30pm Vigil [Fr Henry’s Intention ]
Sunday 15th  : 28th in OT    
10.30am [Parish]
Rosary before Tuesday evening Mass and after other week-day Masses
Offertory for last week will appear in  Newsletter for 22nd October.
Monday 2nd  – Sunday 15th   Fr John will be away. Fr Henry McLaughlin will be in residence.
Friday 6th – Sunday 8th  Conforti Centre, Coatbridge.  A time of healing by experiencing God’s love through others for all facing the loss of a loved one, through separation, divorce or death.  See poster for details.
Aid to the Church in Need event…..
Monday 9th  Turnbull Hall: Glasgow: 7.00pm
Invited Speakers for this event include: Archbishop Issam John Darwish from Zahle in Lebanon who will talk about his work with Syrian refugees in Lebanon, their experiences in Syria and the challenges of being a Christian in the Middle East. ACN’s John Pontifex, Head of Press and Information, will give a fresh update on Christians returning to their homes in the Nineveh Plains following his project trip to Iraq.
Thursday 19th   2.15pm Meeting at St Bernadette’s PS for families with children who will shortly begin their preparations for making their First Holy Communion next spring. The Rite of Enrolment for children in Group H will take place during 10.30am Mass on Sunday 29th October. The Rite of Enrolment for children in Group I will take place during 10.30am Mass on Sunday 5th November.  If your child attends another school, please contact me asap in order to complete a registration form. 
Saturday 21st / Sunday 22nd Retiring collection after Saturday Vigil 21st and Sunday 22nd morning Masses for MISSIO SCOTLAND
Thursday 26th   2.15pm meeting at St Bernadette’s PS for families with children who will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time in the spring of 2018.
The Art of Accompaniment  - Cluster Workshop—Sat 21st October
Pope Francis is asking everyone in the Church to ‘make present the fragrance of  Christ’s presence… removing our sandals before the sacred ground of the other’ (Joy of the Gospel, 169). With these words, the Holy Father is calling us to put the art of accompaniment at the heart of our parish life. Bill Huebsch, an influential American lay theologian, a warm, entertaining speaker, will share his ideas from his new book ‘The Art of Accompaniment’. We will talk about walking with others through the ups and down of life, including perhaps family who have stopped joining us on Sundays and friends who struggle with aspects of church teaching. Not easy...hence the workshop! Offered to the whole cluster, it will take place in St FX parish on Sat 21st October, starting after 10am Mass. [Fr John writes….I cannot recommend this event too highly….I discovered Bill Huebsch’s writings on Church and Sacraments particularly refreshing and stimulating when I was in seminary and look forward to meeting the man himself]
40 Days for Life    You can help protect mothers and children by joining this world-wide mobilization. Through prayer, fasting, peaceful vigils and community outreach “40 Days for Life” has already inspired 750,000 volunteers and saved many babies from abortion.  Pick up a leaflet as you leave Church today or contact Rose Docherty for more details 07928314189 or

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